Budget Hearings Continue, As Ministry of Gender, GSA Appear

14 September 2016, 4:19 pm Written by  Wilfred Gortor
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MONROVIA, September 14 (LINA) - As hearings into the expenditure component of the 2016/2017 fiscal budget continue, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection along with the General Services Agency (GSA),

among other ministries, on Tuesday appeared before the Joint Budget Committee of the National Legislature.

The Ministry of Gender was represented by a team led by Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, while Deputy Director General for Administration Cole Bangalue, represented the GSA.

An overview of the 2016/2017 revenue summary of the national budget shows a little over US$555,993,000, which is about 11 percent less than the original approved budget of US$622,743,420 million for the fiscal period of 2015-16.

The Ministry of Gender has as a proposed budget of US$3,380,099, representing 0.60 percent of the 2016/2017 budget, an increase of US$289,142 over the approved fiscal year budget of US$3,090,957.

The proposed budget of the Ministry of Gender also represents 32.10 percent of the Social Development Service Sector Budget which is placed at US$10,527,460.

With a total of US$1,983,618 as its proposed budget for 2016/2017, the revenue envelope of the GSA represents 0.35 percent of the National Budget and 1.2 percent of the Public Administration Sector Budget.

The 2016/2017 proposed budget of the GSA is US$4,091,050 below its approved of 2015/2016.

The passage of the 2016/2017 budget by the Legislature, which is long overdue due to internal leadership battle at the House of Representatives, is expected to be expedited as the joint budget committee expressed optimism at the hearings that the budget will be passed by September 20.

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